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CONNECT: Build up your feminist connections, build up the network

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BarrackerBarmer Thu 08-Feb-18 12:00:45

It's a good idea to make feminist connections so that the feminist network is larger, stronger, better connected and isn't at a permanent disadvantage on monster sized sites like twitter.
Divide and conquer is effective and can make you feel at a psychological disadvantage.

So. CONNECT: Today's easypeasy, takes-one-minute task to connecting us all up is this one:

Twitter: Go into your followers, and follow them all back
(update here if you like)


- post your own easypeasy network building ideas like this.

BarrackerBarmer Thu 08-Feb-18 12:05:36

And just like that, I've added 89 gender critical people to my twitter network.

Took a minute.

Winefred Thu 08-Feb-18 12:08:55

I am a professional person in an industry where it is very hard to be a woman. My income depends very much on keeping my head down.

BeyondWitchbitchterf Thu 08-Feb-18 12:11:36

Done. I generally follow people back straight away, so surprised a few seem to have slipped through the net!

Mine - pick a hashtag (eg #radfem #labourlosingwomen #gendercritical ) and get following anyone who seems to have similar views. This one is especially important I think, if you are a member of a political party that is promoting self ID, so you know you are not alone.

BeyondWitchbitchterf Thu 08-Feb-18 12:12:45

My advice to someone like wine would be to set up a second account where you can share the views you are unable to share on your personal one.

UpstartCrow Thu 08-Feb-18 12:13:59

If you cant use your real name make an alt account as you do here.

Winefred Thu 08-Feb-18 12:20:37

I don't trust Twitter. I do trust Mumsnet. I have some knowledge.

BarrackerBarmer Thu 08-Feb-18 12:41:10

No worries - this is just a tip for those already on twitter.
I don't post on twitter under my real name. Mind you, I don't on MN either!

BarrackerBarmer Thu 08-Feb-18 12:41:29

Good tip beyond

chinnyrekkon Thu 08-Feb-18 12:45:52

So.....for the Twitter-illiterate, twilliterate if you will, do I need to search a certain hashtag to got them?

athingthateveryoneneeds Thu 08-Feb-18 12:45:54

I am not on social media; I definitely don't think I have the mental fortitude to join twitter.

But I'm grateful other people are willing to speak out.

Winefred Thu 08-Feb-18 12:46:32

This could be a scene in the Handmaid's Tale

MyVisionsComeFromSoup Thu 08-Feb-18 12:53:40

I've set up a new throwaway email account, and used that for a Twitter account, none of them have my real name or details, and I don't use either of them on my phone. Mainly because my real surname is pretty distinctive, and I don't want anything connecting to the rest of the family, not that I'm concerned about anything affecting me personally. I've chosen to be GC on Twitter, they haven't.

BarrackerBarmer Thu 08-Feb-18 12:58:13

This could be a scene in the Handmaid's Tale

Yes. We got to this place so very quickly that it's taken us all by surprise.

Winefred Thu 08-Feb-18 13:00:01

On my twitter account I got a message after a couple of weeks asking me to verify again by email. I guess that is to filter out the throwaway email account subscribers.

BeyondWitchbitchterf Thu 08-Feb-18 14:10:25

I still check my throwaway email, just not as often as my regular one

Winefred Thu 08-Feb-18 14:13:57

I was thinking of the ones that expire after 10 minutes.

But def take all steps to be anonymous - there may be a dark future where it matters.

BarrackerBarmer Thu 08-Feb-18 14:14:02

my throwaway forwards to my real email

BeyondWitchbitchterf Thu 08-Feb-18 14:18:08

I'm paranoid enough that I havent linked my twitter (and since Jeffery my mn) emails to my regular ones 😬

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